[texhax] Controlling line spacing in footnotes with plain TeX

D. R. Evans doc.evans at gmail.com
Thu May 29 05:01:49 CEST 2008

Oleg Katsitadze said the following at 05/28/2008 08:11 PM :
> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 05:45:03PM -0600, D. R. Evans wrote:
>> 2. However, if I set it to (say) 10pt, the distance between the first pair
>> of lines in the footnote is visibly less than the distance between the
>> second pair.
> This is because plain TeX (and, I assume, your macros) insert \strut
> on the last line of the footnote, to make spacing between consecutive
> footnotes consistent.  You've changed \baselineskip and font size, but
> haven't changed \strut's definition.  So you get a default \strut
> suitable for the default \baselineskip and default font size.  So, set
> up \strut accordingly, probably in your \rmfnote macro.

Thank you very much. I'll go read up about the \strut command.


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